Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 16 km southwest of Donsol, Philippines, on Wednesday, November 5, 1941 at 17:38 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.842°N / 123.467°E↗ (Philippine Sea, Philippines)
Antipode: 12.842°S / 56.533°W↗
Nearest volcano: Mayon (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) WSW of Donsol (Sorsogon) (pop: 6,200) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SW of Legazpi (pop: 179,500) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WNW of Bulan (Sorsogon) (pop: 28,500) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) S of Polangui (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) S of Libon (pop: 68,800) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NNW of Masbate (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) WSW of Sorsogon (pop: 82,700) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SSW of Tabaco (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) S of Iriga City (pop: 94,800) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (207 mi) SE of Manila (pop: 1,600,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.0||15 km||Masbate region, Philippines||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 03 May 1943 01:59 UTC| M 7.2 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|93 km (58 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 22 km northeast of Gubat, Philippines, on Monday, May 3, 1943 at 01:59 (GMT)